Thriving In Your Giftedness

Look around you, how do you feel about the life that you lead? Do you feel as if you are where you should be in life? Do you feel like there has to be more to life than where you currently are right now? I know this may sound like one of those “get rich quick schemes” but it’s not. We need to think about those things before we can fully live the life that God wants us to live. 

God has given each and every single one of us a gift, ability, and talent. Often we look at others and wonder how they seem to be able to handle so much and do so many different things. The Bible tells us in Matthew 25:14-30 that we all have been given something inside of us. This parable shows us that those who use their gifts will prosper. If we do not use what God has given us then we will be like the man who did not grow from what he was given.

Something I really want to focus on here is the fact that, no one compared themselves to another in this parable. This includes the man who did not use what he had received. God has gifted you with something that He has not gifted me. You are unique and very talented in your own right. No matter if He gave you the one talent, two, three, or four. It does not matter. 

We cannot continue to compare our lives and gifts to others. This is not what God wants for us or for our lives. He has given it to you for a specific reason. Ephesians 4:11-16 tells us that we all have a job. We all were destined for certain things in this life. Whether you succeed in life or not, isn’t up to God. He has given you all you will ever need in this life. It is up to us to use what He has given us. However we do need to cultivate the talents.

I want you to think about those who you look up to in life. The men and women in the Bible who received God’s favor. They all live within their giftedness. However, just because you live within your giftedness does not equate to success. Let’s look at Jesus himself. Jesus is literally the Word that became flesh. Jesus had powers that we could only dream of possessing. However, in Luke 2:41-52 we see Jesus studying and talking to the teachers. Jesus was learning and growing. 

It is up to us to make sure that the gifts that God has given us are being properly nourished and given room to blossom. We were not made perfect. It is up to us to remain optimistic and motivated to keep going. Look at what He has given you and know that it was destined and meant for you! Keep working and grinding on what you want in this life. Put Him first and work on the things that He has given you. This way the gifts will reach their fullest capabilities!

Luke 12:6-8 reminds us that God has not and will not ever forget us! God wants us to succeed and do well in life. This does not mean that we will receive financial gain or worldly success. It means that you grow and develop to become who you should be in life. Life will still have it’s ups and downs. However, when you work in and with God, then you will find things will fit into place. Believe in God and in yourself! He is with you every step of the way.

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